i'm going to declare right now that this 18+ month old time is the best yet. if you click on parker archives, you'll discover that i've said that at every single age and, praise the lord, i've really thought it at all those times. but gosh darnit, he is so much fun right now!!! he is seriously my little buddy and he has stolen my heart totally and completely. we go everywhere together and i feel like i know him so well. he gets things--he gets that these pjs have construction trucks on them and his face was seriously, "look at meeee guys!" when he put them on for the first time. he gets that we sing a bath song (the same one shannon sang to the older kids when they were little!) and he starts to hum it when i say, "bath time!" he gets that we pray at dinner and he stops eating and puts his little fists up to his forehead. he gets that some things he does are funny and he looks around waiting for all the laughs. i think nearly every single thing he does is cute and, how'd i get so lucky, but i know he loves me. he hugs and kisses me all the time, and seriously, is there anything sweeter? i love, love, love being this kid's mom.
p.s. thank you so much for your votes over here. i ain't gonna win but it's fun to be there anyway. so, thanks!